Local Food

Discovering Local Gins

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

But as much as we Londoners like to think that we're at the centre of every significant trend to hit the UK, the truth is that gin production is thriving outside the capital. From south-coast distilleries such as Brighton Gin (distilled in the basement of the Urchin Pub in Hove) to a burgeoning number in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Scotland.

Why An Informal Global Network Is Betting The Future Is Local

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Imagine a future where your furnishings and clothes are made locally by artisans and makers who live on your street. Your food is grown a rooftop away...

At The Inaugural Festival For Food Entrepreneurs

Laura Krippner | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Last weekend I ventured out of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the big city. No, not Manchester or Birmingham, but that London. I tied on my money belt, and packed my How-to-Talk-to-Southerners phrase book. That London's got a lot fancier, and busier, since I left in 2001 for the bright lights of New York.

Top 5 Restaurants in London

Tom Cridland | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cridland

With all the doom, gloom, drama and chaos that is sweeping the country following Brexit, there couldn't be a better time to remind ourselves of what makes Britain, and in particular London, so great. One of the best indications of London's spectacular diversity and ability to draw on such a wide range of cultures is the incredible range of restaurants in the city. Here are the top five I would high recommend checking out when in town.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

A Visit to Monkey & Brine, A Sea-Monkey Pop-Up Restaurant

Chris Sav | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

At Monkey & Brine, these crustaceans are getting a second life - as food. Head chef Sam Munroe explains the ethos behind the restaurant...

Seven Benefits of Eating Local

Besma Whayeb | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

Local food naturally fits into a sustainable lifestyle: less transport, and less time in storage or in a shop means less energy wasted on the food. On top of that, local food often goes hand in hand with organic food too, meaning you're lowering demand for chemical-laden groceries.

The Importance of Food Revolution Day

Susan Leigh | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The quality of our food is frequently a cause for concern in the press and amongst nutritionists. A diet of junk food and chemicals is unhealthy and h...

Good on the Pocket and on the Stomach - Indian Food is Tasty and Economical!

Bini Ludlow | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

It is the general consensus that cooking Indian food is an expensive pastime and while I can understand how it can be perceived that way, I would actually argue that it is one of the best cuisines for economical eating.

I Didn't Shop in a Supermarket for Six Months

Robbie Knox | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

Six months ago I decided to stop shopping in supermarkets as an experiment. I haven't bought anything in a Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Aldi, etc. since December 31st 2013.

The Truth About Foreign Aid

Holly Alsop | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Holly Alsop

The aid and development sectors work hard to promote and maintain an air of importance and legitimacy, but there are some hard truths that we need to face if the industry is to grow and address the huge challenges we, as a global community, continue to come up against - climate change and the increased frequency of natural disasters, unhindered economic growth causing environmental and social deterioration and the rise of political fundamentalism, just to name a few.

D-Day for Coyte Farm: Why Cornwall Needs to Reject this Out-Of-Town Retail Centre and Take Control of its Own Future

Lenny George | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Lenny George

Cornwall Council will make a decision this week which will have a profound effect on the future of Cornwall. If they approve planning permission for the massive out-of-town retail development on 70 acres of green fields at Coyte Farm near St Austell, it will become Cornwall's 3rd largest retail centre.

The Consequences of Not Buying Small

Claire Watt-Smith | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Claire Watt-Smith

When you run your own company you know and very much appreciate how difficult and tiring it is for others in the same position. Every lead matters. Every sale is valued. Every contact is treasured. I make a point of supporting fellow entrepreneurs.

Sun, Sea, Sand and Festivals, Ejector Seat Festival Is Back!

Paige Hiley | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

Back after a year's break, Southampton's Ejector Seat Festival is ready to go, and has never been better. Held in Palmerston Park on Saturday 8 June, in the city centre of Southampton; East India Youth are set to headline the community based festival amongst other local talents like Brother Goose, Spectral Park and Cloudi Lewis.

Paleo Diet? Or Paleo Delusion?

Glen Matten | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Can there be a diet more of the moment than the 'Paleo Diet' (OK, the 5:2 diet excepted...)? For the uninitiated (and I don't suppose there can be that many of you by now), it's a dietary (and lifestyle) dictum that encourages us to go back in time and adopt the dietary (and exercise) habits of our ancient hunter-gatherer forebears.

Labelling Failure -The Horsemeat Crisis and Needing to Know Our Food

Rebecca Sandover | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Sandover

With the horsemeat scandal still unfolding, the central issue is do we know what we're eating? The media narrative is one of distaste, disgust at eating hidden matter, complex food chains, uninformed moments of blame, as well as possible criminal actions.

Forget Horse Meat - What Else Is Lurking in Your Dinner?

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

After the initial shock value of eating a horse, we've gotten over it. Horsemeat isn't the issue. In fact, it's as normal as eating beef or chicken in many parts of the world. The real issue is this: if horsemeat can be slipped into our readymeals - what else could be in there?

Morrisons Snaps Up Blockbusters Stores

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

Supermarket Morrisons has bought 49 stores from failed DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster as it steps up plans to expand its convenience business....

Bellevue Rendezvous

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

Bellevue Rendezvous is a charming little French restaurant on the corner of Wandsworth Common. When you don't feel like parting with the entire conten...

Think Local, Shop Local, Support Local

Olivia Chapman | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Chapman

This Christmas, I am urging everyone to try to have a 'local' Christmas. Is it possible to find all of the presents, food, drink and decorations you will need from producers and craftsmen in the local area? I imagine it is and you could be surprised about what exists just around the corner.

Planet Appetite: Gourmet Food Walk in Turku, Finland

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

To us gastronauts, Finland is not yet on the culinary map, but Turku has come up with an innovative way of sampling some of its top restaurants.

Slow it Down: Why a Sustainable Slow Food Wedding is More Fun and Worth Doing

Catherine Gazzoli | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Gazzoli

'Doing good'. It sounds like yet another thing to think about and weave into one' s special day. But it doesn't have to be. One of life's most simple pleasures is a shared meal with those we love. Food is glue in that it acts as a social cohesive agent. On your wedding day, food is promoted to far more than basic fuel and becomes a signature of the event itself.

Celebrating Our Local Food Heroes

Jude Thorne | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Thorne

I grow a few acres of asparagus on my farm in Kent and this year I have looked on helplessly as the asparagus first sulked underground in the rain and cold, refusing to grow at all and then shot up faster than we could pick it as soon as the sun came out. With this small taste of the unpredictability of farming life, my respect for our farm shop partners grows and grows.

Wasting An Opportunity

Jordan Philips | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jordan Philips

Guilting children into finishing their dinner with "there are starving families in Africa" might be a well intended and sometimes successful parenting tip, but how much more effective if we could start guilting adults and corporations with the same line.

Q&A: Ed Dowding on Sustaination 'the Dating Site for Food'

Julian Benson | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Tech
Julian Benson

Following the recent launch of Sustaination I was able to talk with its creator Ed Dowding. The 'dating site for food', connects food producers with l...